Back in September we shared video of a heroic pig jumping into a petting zoo pond to save a distressed baby goat. The video gained enormous attention online - to date netting over seven million views on YouTube - and even appeared on several network news outlets.
Unfortunately, it was too good to be true.
The New York Times reports that the scene was actually from the upcoming Comedy Central series “Nathan for You,” and that this particular scene was from the second episode when the title character is hired by a petting zoo to make one of its animals out to be a hero.
Turns out, they did too good of a job.
BTW, the goat was never in danger during the filming process, and the pig even followed a submerged track to reach the goat.